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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


2: UQ Wire: 911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base

Come Fly With Me? A Saudi Flying Instructor Who Died Mysteriously On May 8 Had The Same Name as Two 9/11 Hijackers Who Lived At The Same U.S. Naval Air Base

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00085.htm


3: Saudi Arabia: The Sarajevo of the 21st Century?

Is Iraq a Diversion from the Real Invasion or Will Bush Try to Occupy Both Countries at Once? - by Michael C. Ruppert of From The Wilderness

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00119.htm


4: Big News: A Botched Campaign

Its not often that a party that has its highest profile in 13 years turns out the lowest election result in its history. No, I’m not talking about National, but another party further to the right. The Christian Heritage Party polled just 1.3 percent, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00118.htm


5: Tube Talk: Attack of the Smug Marrieds

If, like me, you tire of being the only single at a dinner party full of couples, or you’d rather stick a fork in your eye than listen to suburban moms moaning about nappy rash, watching a show like Cold Feet might sound as tempting as water torture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00116.htm


6: New Governor of Reserve Bank

The Secretary to the Treasury, Dr Alan Bollard, is to be appointed the next Reserve Bank Governor, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00179.htm


7: Alan Bollard Intention To Resign

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, confirmed today that Alan Bollard had indicated his intention to resign as Chief Executive and Secretary to the Treasury in order to take up the role of Governor of the Reserve Bank.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00079.htm


8: New Green MP Rejects Two-Parent Families

"Yesterday we received a letter written on behalf of Metiria Turei, MP," says Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB. " It contained the following message; 'The Member does not believe that.... the two-parent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00078.htm


9: Statement From Dr Alan Bollard

Yesterday, the non-executive Reserve Bank directors nominated me for the position of Reserve Bank Governor, and the Government accepted that nomination subject to the conclusion of a contract of employment and to the negotiation of a new Policy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00080.htm


10: Keith Rankin: QANZAS?

Will the Queensland and Northern Territory Air Service be allowed to buy into Air New Zealand, thus in effect creating a virtual airline monopoly in Australasia?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00117.htm


11: Brash Welcomes New Reserve Bank Governor

"I wish Alan Bollard all the best in his new role as Reserve Bank Governor," says National's Finance spokesman Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00182.htm


12: Scoop Images: The White Mountain

A couple of nice photos from the Turoa side of Mt Ruapehu this week - the weather cleared to deliver us this…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00114.htm


13: Statement On Appointment Of Reserve Bank Governor

ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said today he hopes that in his new role as Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Alan Bollard will maintain the integrity that Don Brash brought to the position.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00183.htm


14: Bollard's Appointment A Good Choice -- National

"National welcomes today's announcement that Alan Bollard is to be the new Reserve Bank Governor," says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00185.htm


15: Green Party spokespeople 2002

Jeanette Fitzsimons (Co-Leader) Climate Change Conservation Crown Research Institutes Energy Environment Fisheries Genetic Engineering Local Government Oceans Research, Science and Technology Sustainable Development (shared with Rod) Sustainable Economics ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00189.htm


16: Self-interest of Opposition becomes a shambles

The shameful self-interest of Opposition MPs has descended into a shambles, Progressive MP Matt Robson said today after the Opposition couldn’t reach an agreement on where to sit in parliament’s debating chamber.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00175.htm


17: Are We Unworthy Of The Liberty To Stand Erect?

Something is seriously wrong when the survival of the human race becomes the overriding theme at our family gatherings. When each waking moment, and those just before falling asleep are overwhelmed by the question of the survivability of our species -something ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00112.htm


18: Cullen Sends Out His Army of Bureaucrats

Labour's response to compliance costs is typical and farcical, ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00177.htm


19: Cullen Must Reaffirm Governor's Independence

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today called on Finance Minister Michael Cullen to take the opportunity of the appointment of a new Governor of the Reserve Bank to reaffirm the Governor's independence both in law and in practice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00186.htm


20: Enough Is Enough

“Reports of 10 year olds watching pornographic movies and smoking cannabis while home alone after school, raise questions about the role of parents and the promotion of such activities,” NZ First MP Craig McNair said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00174.htm


21: Donnelly Compliments Act For Its Honesty

“The line-up of spokesperson roles announced yesterday by ACT reflects the party’s educational policy,” said NZ First MP, Brian Donnelly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00173.htm


22: Food labelling deadline looms

Food Safety Minister Annette King says New Zealand food manufacturers only have four months left to finalise food-labelling changes on their products.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00176.htm


23: Amazing Crop Formation Discovered August 15th!

Once again the silence continues around the crop circle phenomenon and one of the most spectacular and significant crop formations ever made.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00087.htm


24: Bush-Nazi Connections: Beware The Cornered Rat

In the period of national mourning following the September 11 attacks, public suggestion of U.S. government negligence or complicity in the attacks would have been an apostasy to most Americans. The blind trust and faith in the American “leadership” was such ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00131.htm


25: 36 Enterprise Awards

More evidence that innovative small businesses around New Zealand are growing in partnership with the government…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00184.htm


26: Streets Of London: Talking Nukes And Iraq With JC

It appears the UK anti-war movement is encouraged, energized and somewhat galvanised by the low support among Brits for an attack on Iraq and for George W Bush: an anti-war demonstration scheduled for 28 September in London is being promoted as Britain’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00111.htm


27: President Bush Talks Iraq From Crawford

President Discusses Security and Defense Issues The Governor's House, The Bush Ranch Crawford, Texas

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0208/S00100.htm


28: Dr Alan Bollard New RBNZ Governor

Finance Minister Cullen announced today that the Secretary to the Treasury, Dr Alan Bollard, will be appointed the next Reserve Bank Governor. Dr Bollard was nominated by the non-executive directors of the Reserve Bank Board and the nomination has been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00190.htm


29: Reserve Bank Governor Appointment

"The New Zealand Business Roundtable extends its congratulations to Dr Alan Bollard on his appointment as Reserve Bank Governor", executive director Roger Kerr said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0208/S00188.htm


30: Cullen Address to Bayleys Cocktail Function

It is a pleasure to be with you this evening. I am honoured that you should invite me to be your guest speaker, especially as you sent the invitation in March before my promotion to Deputy Prime Minister. To ask for the Finance Minister and get the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00169.htm

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